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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


James Clapper (quoted)
Director of National Intelligence
CSPAN2 02/18/2014
Henry: on national security. James Clapper, you probably saw comments he made to "The Daily Beast" where he at one point said he said quote Clapper (quoted): “I probably shouldn't say this but I will. Had we been transparent about this from the outset right after 9/11,” Henry: which is the genesis of the 215 program, he’s talking about the metadata and said both to the American people and their elected representatives, we need to cover this gap. He said if we have been more transparent "we wouldn't have these problems." That Edward Snowden's leak's wouldn’t have had as much of an impact on the American people if the intelligence community had been more transparent. Does the President agree with that assessment? Carney: Well, I certainly don't think that Director Clapper is saying anything that should come as a surprise. I mean he’s going all the way back to the event that led to the creation of some of these programs. Henry: He’s talking about both administrations I should point out.
Jay Carney
White House Press Secretary
CSPAN2 02/18/2014
Carney: Well I think you have seen in what the President has done and the steps that he’s taken that he absolutely shares the view that we need to enact reforms and take steps that provide more transparency to the American people and in a way that gives them more confidence that the intelligence gathering we engage in is done with full oversight and in accordance with the constitution and the law and it's done solely with the aim of protecting the American people and protecting the interest of the United States.
James Mitchell
CIA Contractor and Architect of the CIA's Enhanced Interrogation Techniques
FOXNEWSW 12/10/2014
Henry: A psychologist known as the architect of the CIA's enhanced interrogations told Vice News, using those tactics on 39 detainees pales to using drones to kill thousands Mitchell: To me it seems completely insensible that slapping KSM is bad but send in a hell fire missile into a family’s picnic and killing all the children, killing Granny, and killing everyone is Ok for a lot of reasons. One of the reasons is, what about that collateral loss of life. And the other one is if you kill them, you can’t question them. Henry: Earnest insisted otherwise. Earnest: We’ve seen many cases around the world where U.S. drones have killed innocent civilians, despite those safeguards. So how do you have a moral authority. Earnest: What I'm saying is that is a stark difference than the tactics that are employed by our enemies who seek to use car bombs to actually target innocent civilians.
Ed Henry
FOX's Chief White House Correspondent
FOXNEWSW 12/10/2014
Henry: UN officials declared today that any leaders from the CIA or Bush White House who approved these tactics should now be prosecuted by the law. Said the President's own Justice Department has previously decided not to press charges and today they said they're sticking with that.
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